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MISSING: 9.04 kilogram Sikhote-Alin shrapnel individual   More Info

Tatahouine   contributed by Roving Reporter, IMCA 5204   MetBul Link

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37 grams.   Diogenite

TKW 12 kg. Observed fall 1931, in Tatawin, Tunisia.


Roving writes:
2020 Tucson Gem and Mineral Show in the room of Floyd 'Griff' Griffith, IMCA 2510, Inn Suites 323 (Tucson Hotel City Center).

From 1892 to 1951, Tatahouine was the garrison town of the French penal military unit known as the "Battalion of Light Infantry of Africa". Tatahouine's name became famous when George Lucas, who filmed the original Star Wars movie in various locations of Tunisia, named Luke Skywalker's fictional home planet Tatooine.

Tatahouine appeared at the end of the movie "The X-Files" as Foum Tatahouine, where an extraterrestrial viral experiment facility was held.

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John Divelbiss
 3/13/2020 7:14:43 PM
thanks Paul and "Griff" for a look at this FINE example of the classic Diogenite fall.
 3/13/2020 4:55:29 AM
Beautiful green stony alien. Pretty good sized for a Tatahouine, most of them are clearly smaller.

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